Manfrotto's MVH502A Pro Fluid Video Head (75mm) w/MVT502AM Telescopic Twin Legs features a lightweight (less than 8.5 lb) tripod and head designed for DSLRs, camcorders and light video cameras. The telescopic twin-leg structure and ellipse-profile aluminum tubes of MVT502AM provide a rigid and secure support, along with leg locking collars, first-stage spreader and high-grip rubber feet. The 2-stage/3-section MVT502AM has a 75mm bowl (with a 60mm adapter) for compatibility with professional video heads.
Also included is the MVH502A Pro Fluid Video Head, a full-featured professional head that represents a significant advance over the popular 501HDV head, with sturdier construction and a half-ball for precise leveling on a corresponding tripod. The 502A is designed for executing cinematic moves with compact camcorders and DSLR video cameras. Weight capacity is 12.2 lb and counterbalance supports 8.8 lb.
The balance plate's 3.27" range allows you to correct for uneven payloads that might be due to matte boxes or exotic DSLR rig configurations. The bridging technology ensures that the pan friction control is intuitive and easy to set, but also protected against knocks. There are of course independent locks for pan and tilt, and drag for both are selectable in a continuous range from zero to the max level. This allows you to operate the head in a confident, smooth manner using the included pan bar.
- Ideal tripod for HDSLRs/camcorders
- Stable telescopic twin-leg design
- Fluid head for tripods w/75mm half-balls
- Spring-loaded counterbalance
- Continuously adjustable pan/tilt drag
- Pan bar & sliding plate included
- Quick-release leg locking collars
- Maximum height 62.2"
- For 75mm/60mm half-ball video heads